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Program Description:


Location: Harstad, Norway


Harstad is a thriving city of 23,000 inhabitants about 100 miles above the Arctic Circle.  It has a pleasant coastal climate and is ideally situated on a picturesque island surrounded by mountains and sea.  The city is the home port for the world's oldest fully rigged schooner, the Anna Rogde, and students have an opportunity to sail in this vessel. 
Harstad University College enrolls approximately 1,100 students, which allows for a friendly atmosphere where students receive individualized attention.  The modern campus, completed in 1997, is located close to the city center right at the edge of a beautiful fjord.  




The programme targets students who aspire to work within marketing and communication in the future, as well as people already working within the field of marketing and communication in a company or an organisation and as such seek to develop the theoretical competence required to develop themselves and their workplace. The programme is also suitable for foreign students who want to spend one semester or an entire academic year at Harstad University College.

Students will complete the following courses during Fall Semester:

  • MKT 466-International Marketing: 4 cr
  • MKT 355-Marketing Communications: 4 cr
  • MKT 350-Consumer Behavior: 4 cr
  • MKT 499-Topics: Business-to-Business Marketing and Branding: 4 cr 

Academic Calendar




Flåtenveien Student Village
Flåtenveien is one of our most popular options for single students. The student housing is centrally located within 900 m walking distance of UiT and downtown Harstad. Flåtenveien consists of two buildings, with 42 studio apartments (bedsits) and one one-room apartment. Many have sea views. Construction was completed in autumn 1999 and the common areas were refurbished in 2008. The furniture was replaced in 2014. All apartments have access to outside storage rooms and communal laundry. A limited number of car parking spaces are available.

Local Area
The nearest neighbour is the Coop Extra supermarket. It is only a short distance to downtown Harstad and Harstad Stadion, where football and volleyball training sessions for students take place. Just a 30-minute walk away, in opposite directions, you will find two nice recreational areas: Folkeparken, which is one of Harstad’s most popular recreation areas, and Trondenes, which features a historical museum. You can also walk up to the TV tower located just above the student housing. You will be rewarded with a wonderful panoramic view of the city.




In general, room prices will vary from appx. $1,420-$2,300/semester.
Food is expensive in Norway, but a well-thought shopping list and an eye on daily special offers in supermarkets can save you a lot.  You should estimate to spend at least $960-$1,440/semester.


For general questions about the program and application process, contact Margaret Anderson at or stop by the CGEE office in the basement of Anderson Residence Hall, Suite 23.

For more detailed information about UiT courses, housing, etc. you may contact Elin Ryseth  



Application Process

Application Process

1 October (Spring intake)
15 April (Autumn intake)

Nomination by Augsburg College is required as part of the application process, so you should make sure all of the tasks in your Global Gateway account are completed well before these deadlines

Scholarship Opportunity


Lakselaget Scholarships 


?Minnesota-based Lakselaget (Norwegian for “The Salmon Club”) will be offering scholarships for the thirteenth time in its fourteen-year history.

The application deadline is March 1, 2018.

Lakselaget offers scholarships to Minnesota women desiring to study in Norway and to Norwegian women wishing to study in Minnesota or at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.
The organization also provides grants to Minnesota professional women who have an opportunity to work in Norway and to Norwegian women who have an opportunity to work in Minnesota. The grants are meant to supplement wages lost for experience gained. Applicants should have an interest in contemporary Norway and in the sciences, technology, business, politics, language and culture, or in the cooperation between the countries.

For more information about the scholarship and opportunity fund application process, you can visit: and click on the “Foundation and Scholarship” tab.  

The scholarship application can be downloaded from the Lakselaget site.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2018 03/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.